Douglas Adams (I) (1952–2001)


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Born Douglas Noel Adams on March 11, 1952 in Cambridge. From 1959 until 1970 he went to Brentwood school in Essex, and his main interest was science. As a student in Cambridge he decided to hitch-hike through Europe to Istanbul, and in order to raise funds for this he took a lot of small jobs. In 1970 he left school to become a writer, certain that... See full bio »

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  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (TV Series) (based on the books by - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 ... (based on the books by)
 2018 The Cookie Conundrum (Short) (based on)
  Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV Series) (based upon the novels by - 17 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (based on the books by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Nice Jacket (2017) ... (based upon the novels by)
- Trouble Is Bad (2017) ... (based upon the novels by)
- Little Guy, Black Hair (2017) ... (based upon the novels by)
- That Is Not Miami (2017) ... (based upon the novels by)
- Girl Power (2017) ... (based upon the novels by)
 2017 Doctor Who: Shada (Video) (writer)
 2015 Absolutely Anything (original story - uncredited)
 2013 Doctor Who and the Shada Man (Video) (writer)
  Dirk Gently (TV Series) (based on the books by - 3 episodes, 2012) (based on "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detecive Agency" by - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... (based on the books by)
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... (based on the books by)
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... (based on the books by)
- Pilot (2010) ... (based on "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detecive Agency" by)
 2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (book) / (screenplay)
 2003 Doctor Who: Shada (TV Mini Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Part Six (2003) ... (written by)
- Part Five (2003) ... (written by)
- Part Four (2003) ... (written by)
- Part Three (2003) ... (written by)
- Part Two (2003) ... (written by)
 1998 Starship Titanic (Video Game)
 1992 Doctor Who: Shada (Video) (by - original material)
 1990 Hyperland (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Video Game) (designer) / (novel)
  Doctor Who (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1979 - 1983) (by - 8 episodes, 1978 - 1979)
- The Five Doctors (1983) ... (uncredited)
- City of Death: Part Four (1979) ... (by - as David Agnew)
- City of Death: Part Three (1979) ... (by - as David Agnew)
- City of Death: Part Two (1979) ... (by - as David Agnew)
- City of Death: Part One (1979) ... (by - as David Agnew)
 1980-1981 Doctor Snuggles (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Great Disappearing Mystery (1981) ... (writer)
- The Remarkable Fidgety River (1980) ... (writer)
  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (TV Series) (radio series - 6 episodes, 1981) (written by - 6 episodes, 1981)
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... (radio series) / (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... (radio series) / (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... (radio series) / (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... (radio series) / (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... (radio series) / (written by)
 1979 Not the Nine O'Clock News (TV Series) (writer)
 1977 Doctor on the Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- For Your Own Good... (1977) ... (writer)
 1976 Out of the Trees (TV Movie)
 1974 Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Party Political Broadcast (1974) ... (written by)
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Other Works:

In 2003, his unfinished Doctor Who story "Shada" was adapted for audio format by Big Finish productions with only minimal changes due to the change of lead actor from Tom Baker to Paul McGann. Animation was created to go along with the audio and the program was broadcast on BBCi starting on May 2nd 2003. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 37 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Douglas Noel Adams | David Agnew | Douglas

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)

Spouse:

Jane Belson  (his death)  (1 child)
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Personal Quote:

I've just had an unhappy love affair, so I don't see why anyone else should have a good time. See more »

Trivia:

He had been a huge fan of the British science-fiction series Doctor Who (1963) since its debut and had submitted story ideas to the series which were initially rejected before being accepted to write Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet: Part One (1978). His second script for the series, Doctor Who: City of Death: Part One (1979), which he co-wrote with producer Graham Williams under the pseudonym of ... See more »

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The intellectual depth of his work and boundless imagination See more »

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Star Sign:

Pisces

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